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2020-2021 Official General Catalog 
2020-2021 Official General Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Student Services

Library/Learning Resources Center (LRC)


The Cecil C. Tyrrell Learning Resources Center was constructed in 1967-68 and named after the College’s founding president. The building is an attractive, three-story structure, which houses the Library, the Learning Assistance Center, Teaching Resources Center, as well as offices and classrooms.

The Library provides the resources and services to meet the informational and instructional needs of SUNY Broome Community College students, faculty, and the broader college community. Its primary functions are to support and supplement the academic programs of the College, increase information literacy, and to provide a center for serious study, research, and learning.

The Library integrates a variety of print, electronic, and non-print materials with the necessary services and equipment to enhance their use. Our electronic databases provide access to full text articles, streaming video, audio, and eBooks that students can access 24/7with Internet access.

Access to our collections is provided through our discovery interface, Primo. To ensure access to books and magazine articles not owned by the College, the Library participates in various local, regional, state, and national reciprocal access and borrowing agreements. Using Primo, library patrons can request specific books or articles from other libraries through interlibrary loan. In addition, Primo maintains listings of other area libraries’ periodical holdings where students can have direct access to their collections.

Library facilities include a student computer lab, Library instruction classroom, public access electronic database stations, individual study carrels, and small group study rooms.

The library has wireless connections to the internet and wireless laptops available for student and faculty use within the library with a valid SUNY Broome Community College ID.

A staff of professional, technical, and clerical specialists offers a broad range of services including lending of materials, information services, assistance with research techniques, and instruction in the use of materials and equipment.

Most materials may be borrowed for use outside the Library, although restrictions are placed on reference and reserve works. The basic loan period is 60 days for books and 30 days for audiovisual materials.

The SUNY Broome Community College ID card, issued by Public Safety, serves as a Library card. Failure to return borrowed materials promptly upon notice can result in withholding of grades, transcripts, and other services as well as collection fees. The borrower is responsible for all materials charged out on his/her card.

The Library is open for service during the following hours:

Fall and Spring Semesters
  Monday-Thursday   7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  Friday   7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  Saturday   1:00 p.m. to 5 p.m.
  Sunday   3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Summer Session
  Monday-Thursday   7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  Friday   7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  Saturday &Sunday   Closed
Holiday and Intersession
  As posted    

The Library is closed on all the days that the College is officially closed.

Extra Help at the Learning Assistance Department

The Learning Assistance Department provides a comprehensive range of programs and services designed to foster development of critical thinking, problem-solving, and educational opportunities to enhance teaching and learning.  These programs and services include:

  • Writing Center
  • Math Lab
  • Tutoring Program
  • Supplemental Instruction

Writing Center

Writing plays a big role in college and professional life, and the Writing Center is here to help you develop your writing.  We work with writers on papers, essays, resumes, applications, and creative pieces–writers at any stage of their process, from initial brainstorming and prewriting through revising and polishing that final version.  We offer one-on-one or small group sessions, workshops, online consultations, and a wealth of informative handouts about writing clearly and effectively.  We’re located in LI-012, on the ground floor of the Library; you are welcome to stop by to meet us and find out more about the services we offer.

You can make an appointment with the Writing Center in person in the Writing Center (LI-012) or by calling +1 (607) 778-5632.  You can access more information about our hours and find helpful online resources by checking our website https://www2.sunybroome.edu/writingcenter/

Math Lab

The Math Lab provides a safe space on campus for current SUNY Broome students to study and complete their homework. Although students are welcome to bring their own laptops and tablets, the Math Lab has fully updated computers for student use. Students can work individually or in small groups, and can ask for help whenever they need to.

There are usually between two and four tutors at a time in the Math Lab. In addition to our tutoring staff, many full-time Math Department classroom faculty members volunteer an hour per week in the Math Lab. Although appointments are not required, students can schedule a maximum of 2 half hour one-on-one appointments per week with a professional tutor. Math Lab staff work with the Accessibility Resources Office (ARO) to provide additional support to students with disabilities.

Attendance in the Math Lab does not replace classroom time. Students who have missed a class should first meet with their instructor. Math Lab tutors may review material covered in class but cannot teach new topics.

The Math Lab has textbooks, calculators, and other supplies available for student use, as well as scratch paper, graph paper, practice worksheets, and formula sheets for students to keep.

The Math Lab is located in the basement of the Library (LI-010). You can also e-mail us at mathlab@sunybroome.edu or call us at +1 (607) 778-5581. More information is on our website https://www2.sunybroome.edu/lad/math-lab/

Tutoring Program

The Peer Tutoring Program provides any SUNY Broome Community College student with free tutorial support across the disciplines via three modes:

  1. Long-term individual tutoring
  2. Short-term “drop in” group tutoring
  3. Online tutoring

Peer and professional tutors are trained to lead individual or group sessions, guiding students in becoming active learners while providing strategies and skills important for course success.  All students are welcome to take advantage of this support.

Supplemental Instruction

An internationally recognized program, Supplemental Instruction facilitates guided study sessions for stepping stone and challenging courses.  In each of these sessions, the SI leader helps students learn and apply study strategies to course concepts. 

Reading and Study Skills Support

The ability to read efficiently and effectively is one of the keys to college success.  Some students find that the volume and difficulty of college reading is more than they had anticipated.  If you discover you need help, you can make an appointment with professional tutors to work one-on-one with you.  They can suggest strategies that will make textbooks and classroom notes more manageable.  Tutors can also work with you on time management skills, vocabulary development, and test taking strategies, all helping you develop good strategies for college success.

Accessibility Resources Office (Disability Services)


The Accessibility Resources Office (ARO) provides services and strategies to students with disabilities to create pathways of access to course objectives and academic activities, as well as campus student life activities.  The ARO also provides consultative services to faculty/staff, tutors, and community organizations involved in the education of students with disabilities

To be determined eligible for reasonable accommodative services, students must provide the college with disability documentation records.  Documentation records include copies of psychological test reports, IEP’s, and/or physician’s reports.  Eligible students work with an Accessibility Specialist to determine reasonable academic accommodations, receive instruction in specific academic skills, identify learning and study strategies, review academic advisement/planning, and develop self-advocacy skills.  Eligible students may arrange for testing accommodations, readers, note-takers, tutors and assistive technology through the ARO.

The Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing Program works to ensure that students who are deaf or hard-of-hearing have full access to every aspect of campus.  Qualified interpreters and note-takers are provided for classes and conferences, as well as student club activities, athletics, and cultural events.

Students who suspect they have a learning disability or attention deficit disorder can meet with an Accessibility Specialist to discuss individual situations.  Based upon an initial interview and screening, students who are in need of evaluation may be eligible for an on-campus diagnostic assessment.  If a disability is discovered, the student may be eligible to access reasonable accommodations.

Contact Information:
ARO is located on the lower level of the Library, L017.  For appointments and information, call +1 (607) 778-5150, VP +1 (607) 238-2714 or email aro@sunybroome.edu

Student Success Squad Program

What is the Student Success Squad?

The Student Success Squad (SSS) is a program designed to support students who are first-generation, low-income, or disabled.  Through an array of services, the SSS helps students earn a certificate or an associate’s degree and transfer to a 4-year college to complete a bachelor’s degree.  http://www1.sunybroome.edu/academics/student-success-squad

Benefits of Participation

  • Specialized orientation and check-in sessions
  • Academic coaching and intervention
  • Priority tutoring
  • Learning and Personality assessments
  • Peer mentoring
  • Assistive technology
  • Study skills assistance
  • Personal guidance
  • Academic success workshops
  • Course selection assistance
  • Academic and degree planning assistance
  • Student advocacy skills training
  • Financial aid/literacy counseling
  • Career planning
  • Cultural enrichment activities
  • Referral services
  • Recognition ceremony for SSS graduates

Contact Information

The Student Success Squad (SSS) offices are located on the lower level of the Library.  For appointments and information, call the SSS secretary at +1 (607) 778-5150.

International Student Services

The International Student Counselor assists international students with addressing a variety of needs while they attend SUNY Broome Community College, including personal, academic, immigration and cultural concerns.  New international students are required to attend a New International Student Orientation program that addresses immigration responsibilities, campus life, local housing needs, and much more.  Interested students can locate the International Student Counselor in the Admissions Office in the Wales Building room 102, or call +1 (607) 778-5001.

Student Health Services


Student Health Services is located in the (old) Science Building, Room 102, and is open 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. A provider is available to see students on a walk-in basis.  Provider hours are subject to change. Weekly provider hours can be found her:  www.sunybroome.edu/healthservices. You can also contact Student Health Services to confirm that a provider is available at +1 (607) 778-5181. All services are confidential. Requests for information will be released only with the written authorization of the student.

The professional staff includes a part-time physician assistant and a part-time registered nurse.

Services Offered Include:

  • Limited treatment for illnesses and injuries
  • Limited medical emergency care
  • Blood pressure screening
  • Pregnancy tests
  • TB screening ($10 charge)
  • Contraceptive information
  • Healthy lifestyle information
  • Strep throat testing
  • Flu vaccines

Child Care


The B.C. Center is a licensed child care program located on the SUNY Broome Community College campus that strives to provide accessible, high quality child care for the children of SUNY Broome Community College students and staff, as well as children from the surrounding community.  As part of an institution of higher education that seeks to achieve excellence in both teaching and learning, The B.C. Center serves as a host school by offering field experience opportunities for students in the SUNY Broome Community College Early Childhood/Teacher Education Department.

Child care can be a burdensome expense for college student parents.  The SUNY Child Care Block Grant Subsidy is a federal program administrered by the Department of Social Services that pays up to 95% of child care tuition for income-eligible students.  In order to meet income elegibility guidelines, a student’s income must fall below the 200% income standard.  Students who are eligible for the subsidy can use The B.C. Center during class meeting times.  There are also limited openings for students who take online classes.

Spots at The B.C. Center are limited and openings are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.  SUNY Broome Community College students are given priority, followed by faculty/staff and community members.  To inquire about a spot or to put your name on one of our waiting lists, please call the program at +1 (607) 778-5437 or email the director, Pamela Holland, at hollandpe@sunybroome.edu.


SUNY Broome Community College Campus Shop/Bookstore


The SUNY Broome Campus Shop is located in the Student Center.  The team is dedicated to the success of each student by providing a one-stop-shop for all required textbooks and materials.  Students can take advantage of the in-house rental programs, price match guarantee, eBook book options, and year-round textbook buybacks.  The shop promotes access to educational materials using various tenders such as credit card, check, financial aid, and vouchers through various organizations.

In addition, the shop also serves as a convenient stop for the entire academic community, offering snacks, drinks, health and beauty supplies, apparel, gifts, technology and much more.

Contact the SUNY Broome Campus Shop:

Phone: +1 (607) 724-0696, Email: sunybroome@bkstr.com or visit the online shop at http://www.SUNYBroomeshop.com.

Academic Advising



Academic advising provides clarification of degree and SUNY General Education requirements, assists students with academic planning, and may initiate referrals to campus resources.  Advisors, through both individual and group sessions, help students understand their role and responsibilities in the advising process, and aid students in selecting courses appropriate for their degree and transfer goals.  Advisors assist students in channeling their academic efforts in the proper perspective by helping them link their studies to personal and career goals and by aiding students when they are having difficulties in the classroom.  Other academic issues, such as course and school withdrawal and curriculum change, can also be discussed with an Advisor.

Contact information for Liberal Arts Division students:  Titchener Hall Building, Room 210, +1 (607) 778-5219 or Student Services Building, Room 210, +1 (607) 778-5421.

Contact information for Health Studies A.S. or A.A.S. students:  Student Services Building, Room 210, +1 (607) 778-5210.

Contact information for Business and Professional Studies students:  Business Building, Room 104, +1 (607) 778-5008.

Contact information for STEM Division students:  Applied Technology Building, Room 201, +1 (607) 778-5014.

Counseling Services

Counseling Services assists students with career and life planning, academic issues, personal concerns, and the transfer process/information. College students often encounter new experiences, pressures, anxieties, and challenges. Students can meet with Counselors in a confidential, helpful, and informal atmosphere, as they seek to develop their potential, form realistic goals, and understand themselves emotionally and intellectually. Call +1 (607) 778-5210 for an appointment, or walk-in for assistance in Room 210 in the Student Services Building.
Services include:

Human Development Courses

Several credit-bearing courses have been designed to help students establish healthier self-concepts, develop better self-understanding, and/or set and accomplish life/career goals. Courses are taught by counseling faculty members. Courses include:

  • SAC 250 Career Exploration assists students who are undecided about their career goals. Students learn the step-by-step process of deciding upon and implementing a career plan.

Academic Counseling

Counselors assist students in channeling their academic efforts in the proper perspective by helping them link their studies to personal and career goals and by aiding students when they are having difficulties in the classroom.  Other academic issues, such as course and school withdrawal and curriculum change, can also be discussed with a Counselor.

Personal Counseling

Counselors provide assistance to students who are experiencing social, personal, and family concerns. They are available to help the student face these issues in a safe and confidential setting. Without resolution of the problems, a student’s performance in their studies often suffers and, in many cases, leads to the student being dismissed from the college due to poor grades. These individual counseling sessions help students regain perspective and purpose. Counselors also assist students with referrals to appropriate community services. Call +1 (607) 778-5210 for an appointment, or walk-in for assistance in Room 210 in the Student Services Building.

Special Workshops and Seminars

Counselors offer a variety of workshops and seminars throughout the year. Topics have included: career exploration, stress management, returning to college, cross cultural communication, self-esteem, depression, and others customized to meet the needs of students.

The above Counseling Services are available in the Student Services Building, Room 210. Appointments are encouraged and walk-in times are available. Call +1 (607) 778-5210 for an appointment and ask to see a counselor.

Educational Opportunity Program

The State University of New York’s Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) provides assistance with access, special academic support and financial aid to students who show promise in mastering college level work. EOP is designed for full time students of the State of New York who qualify academically and economically for the program. A variety of retention, remediation and referral services are offered, and an open door policy is established to help address the many needs of this diverse population. Potential students must provide appropriate income verification, and additional documentation. The program fills very quickly so potential students are asked to apply promptly for full consideration. The EOP Office is located in the Library, Suite 017, +1 (607) 778-5220.

Career and Transfer Services Department

SUNY Broome’s Career and Transfer Services Department has dynamic staff available to help you with your plans for life after SUNY Broome.  The Department consists of The Center for Career Development and the Bachelor Partnerships Center.

The Center for Career Development
The Center for Career Development team is available to assist students in their Career Development process, which includes: Career Exploration & Planning, Transfer Planning, and Career Readiness.  Team members work with students at any point in their SUNY Broome experience, offering assistance with: exploring academic majors and how they align with various career paths, assistance with transfer to four-year colleges, resume development, interview coaching, job search strategies, and information on Applied Learning opportunities.  The Center has many free career resources for students, including: Focus2, Purple Briefcase, Big Interview, and The Career Closet.  The Center also has numerous college and university catalogs, college guidebooks, and computerized college information, as well as SUNY applications and transfer guides to guide you in your transfer process.  Workshops and individual appointments are also available and the Center utilizes Starfish for scheduling. For more information please visit our website at www.sunybroome.edu/careercenter or email careercenter@sunybroome.edu.
Location:  Applied Technology, Room 101; Telephone:  +1 (607) 778-5717

Bachelor Partnership Center
Your path to an online Bachelor’s degree can continue through SUNY Broome’s Bachelor Partnerships Center with Bellevue University, Excelsior College, or SUNY Empire State College. Through these partnerships, students can take most of their coursework toward a Bachelor’s degree at SUNY Broome in a variety of programs. These colleges offer alternative learning formats and credit options geared toward providing students with the flexibility needed to earn a Bachelor’s degree while juggling life’s other responsibilities. The first advantage of these partnerships is being able to take additional SUNY Broome courses (which will also count toward our bachelor’s degree) prior to transitioning to the partner college. Ready to explore your pathways to a Bachelor’s degree through SUNY Broome? Make an appointment to speak with a member of the Bachelor Partnership Center via Starfish. For more information please visit our website at www.sunybroome.edu/bachelor-partnerships or email bachelor@sunybroome.edu.
Location: Wales Center, Room 204;  Telephone: +1 (607) 778-5364

Placement and Transfer Statistics: 2016-17 Graduates


% Of Those Finding Work or Transferring

  • 69.5% of the graduates went to work.
  • 38% of all graduates transferred to 2 or 4-year colleges and universities (other than SUNY Broome)
  • 1274 graduates were in this class, with 417 responding to the survey, or 32.7%

Where They Went to Work

  • 78.1% of those went to work found jobs in Broome County and elsewhere in the Southern Tier.  In addition, 15.6% found employment elsewhere in New York State, and another 6.3% were employed outside the state.

Where They Transferred To

  • 80.6% transferred to SUNY colleges
  • 11.3% transferred to New York State private colleges
  • 6.5% transferred out of state
  • 1.6% transferred to a CUNY college

Placement by Curriculum

The following is a summary of each curriculum of SUNY Broome Community College’s four academic areas in which graduates from 2016-17 responded to the placement survey.

Business and Public Services

  • Accounting: 80% employed; 20% transferred
  • Business Administration: 72% employed; 46% transferred
  • Business Information Management: 72% employed; 17% transferred
  • Criminal Justice-Corrections: 89% transferred; 33% transferred
  • Criminal Justice-Police: 73% employed; 30% transferred
  • Emergency Medical Technician/Paramedic: 100% employed; 46% transferred
  • Entrepreneurship Certificate: NA
  • Financial Services: 0% employed; 0% transferred
  • Fire Science: 100% employed; 40% transferred
  • Homeland Security: 67% employed; 33% transferred
  • Hotel Restaurant Management: NA employed; 40% transferred
  • International Business: NA employed; 25% transferred
  • Management: 75% employed; 15% transferred
  • Office Administration: 0% employed; 0% transferred
  • Office Technologies Certificate: 100% employed; 0% transferred
  • Paralegal Certificate: 0% employed; 40% transferred
  • Paralegal Studies: 60% employed; 39% transferred

Health Sciences

  • Clinical Laboratory Technology: 89% employed; 14% transferred
  • Dental Hygiene: 61% employed; 7% transferred
  • Health Information Technology: 71% employed; 15% transferred
  • Health Studies (AAS): 70% employed; 22% transferred
  • Health Studies (AS): 56% employed; 57% transferred
  • Medical Assistant: 80% employed; 5% transferred
  • Medical Transcriptionist Certificate: 0% employed; 100% transferred
  • Nursing: 88% employed; 30% transferred
  • Phlebotomy Certificate: 67% employed; 32% transferred
  • Physical Therapist Assistant: 50% employed; 9% transferred
  • Radiologic Technology: 85% employed; 25% transferred

Liberal Arts

  • Chemical Dependency Counseling: 80% employed; 11% transferred
  • Communications and Media Arts: 67% employed; 47% transferred
  • Early Childhood: 100% employed; 0% transferred
  • Early Childhood Certificate: NA employed; 0% transferred
  • Human Services: 67% employed; 29% transferred
  • Individual Studies (AS): 60% employed; 49% transferred
  • Individual Studies (AAS): 67% employed; 10% transferred
  • Liberal Arts Certificate: NA employed; 100% transferred
  • Liberal Arts (AA): 58% employed; 64% transferred
  • Liberal Arts (AS): NA employed; 0% transferred
  • Liberal Arts General Studies (AS): 70% employed; 77% transferred
  • Liberal Arts General Studies Theater (AS): 67% employed; 50% transferred
  • Music: 38% employed; 47% transferred
  • Visual Communication Arts: 67% employed; 46% transferred

Science, Technologies, Engineering, and Mathematics

  • Civil Engineering Technology: 25% employed; 31% transferred
  • Computer Information Systems: 100% employed; 17% transferred
  • Computer Science: 100% employed; 40% transferred
  • Computer Security & Forensics: 0% employed; 71% transferred
  • Computer Technology: 100% employed; 31% transferred
  • Electrical Engineering Technology: 75% employed; 13% transferred
  • Engineering Science: 67% employed; 67% transferred
  • Mechanical Engineering Technology: 0% employed; 0% transferred
  • Manufacturing Technology: 100% employed; 33% transferred

Student Right-To-Know Statement


The Federal Student Right-to-Know Act was enacted in 1991 and final regulations were published on December 1, 1995. This legislation requires any institution of postsecondary education receiving Title IV funds to disclose calculation and disclosure of graduation rates and transfer-out rates of students. The act also requires the following:

  • Only first time, full-time degree/certificate seeking undergraduates are included in the calculation.
  • Students are reported at the end of the period, which constitutes 150% of the time needed to complete a degree. The report would include those students starting in the cohort of fall 2015 and concludes with the ending date of August 31, 2018.

The following report fulfills the Student Right-To-Know Act reporting requirements for graduation rate and transfer-out rate for SUNY Broome Community College students.

Student Right-To-Know

Fall 2015
Full Time /First Time   1,527
Degree Graduates
By Aug 31, 2018   401
Graduation Rate   26.3%
Transfer Students
Without a Degree   376
Transfer Rate
Without a Degree   24.6%

Top 15 Transfer Schools

1. Binghamton University 250
2. SUNY Cortland 46
3. SUNY Oneonta 15
4. SUNY Oswego 13
5. SUNY College - Brockport 12
6. SUNY Onondaga Community College 12
7. CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College 12
8. CUNY Hostos Community College 9
9. SUNY College of Technology @ Delhi 9
10. SUNY University at Albany 9
11. SUNY University at Buffalo 9
12. SUNY Westchester Community College 9
13. SUNY Morrisville 8
14. CUNY Bronx Community College 7
15. CUNY LaGuardia Community College 7

Veterans & Military Affairs


The Veterans & Military Affairs Office assists qualified veterans and other eligible students in acquiring and using educational benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs. Benefit programs include Active Duty and Guard/Reserve GI Bills®, Dependents Educational Assistance\ Program (DEA), Vocational Rehabilitation and Post 9/11 GI Bill®.

Eligible Students should contact the Veterans & Military Affairs Office at +1 (607) 778-5148. The office is currently located on the first floor of the Student Services Building, Room 102.

Visit our Veteran and Military Affairs page.